This is a sad yet intriguing story. It speaks to the sub-culture that exists around portions of the hacking community. I appreciate Mr. Krebs insights into Adrian and the role he has played in bringing to light certain issues in our country.
Consolidation continues in the realm of IT security vendors as companies work to grow and round out their offerings.
This is an interesting read and a good planning exercise as you review your PKI environment and ponder future needs. Enjoy!
Patch Tuesday has come and gone and our friends at Microsoft and Adobe have left goodies for all the good little sysadmins. Please take a moment and review your environments and patch accordingly.
It is very important to remember that biometrics is a capable and effective authentication method, but it is still a single factor of authentication. It is not a panacea. It is not fool proof. Multiple factors of authentication are still key.
What a wonderful case of “Do as I say…not as I do”. The realistic labor and cost implications of information security have alluded the federal government for far too long. DHS clearly does not grasp practical IT management. There is no sound argument as to why basic blocking and tackling has not been performed. DHS has a huge target on its back. It must lead this fight for US government agencies and not hide from it.
This is a fantastic read about the pitfalls of low cost identity management and the use of static personal data. It also provides a unique view into the relatively small world of core banking systems. Kudos to Mr. Krebs.
It’s about time Google decided to care about those of us who choose to browse the Internet from a Mac. In all seriousness, long gone are the days when Mac users can live under the security blanket of obscurity, fueled by the assumption that no one bothers to write viruses for MacOS. The threat of infection is real and so should be the tools we use to defend against it.